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12/04/07

America's Current and Impending Wars: From Campus to the Middle East

Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 7 PM
155 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley Campus

 

  • Shahram Aghamir, KPFA, Co-Producer of "Voices of the Middle East and North Africa"

  • Wendy Brown, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

  • Samera Esmeir, Professor of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley

  • Dahr Jamail, Independent Reporter and Author of "Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq"

 


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Last year, a group of UC Berkeley students and faculty members organized a teach-in about Israel's war on Lebanon. Attended by hundreds of students, faculty, and community members, the event was an opportunity to challenge assumptions and consensuses. The teach-in on December 6 is a follow-up event to last year's, stemming from our concern about the direction of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and increasing campaigns against critics on U.S. campuses.

The teach-in focuses on the continuing occupations of Iraq and Palestine, on the threats of American wars against Syria and Iran, and on the intimidation crusades of lobbies and pressure groups against members of the academic community who have voiced criticism. We think these issues are linked and need to be publicly debated. Our teach-in features four experts who will provide informed and critical perspectives.

 

Organized by a UC Berkeley Faculty and Students Collective: Berkeley Teach-In Against America's Wars http://www.btiaw.org. For the list of co-sponsors and for more information, visit our website, email us at info@btiaw.org or visit our facebook site. Developed by the student movements of the 1960s and the opposition to the Vietnam war, teach-ins are forums for controversial discussions and have a proud history in the civil rights and anti-war movements.

 

This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

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